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Peter James Rodgers

THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt WD Prouse, 2Lt RA Monks, Lt KD Bell, Capt NL Skilton, Lt BD Sinclair, Lt PDR Browne, 2Lt JA Dixon, 2Lt KH Fraser, 2Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt TD Brosnahan, Lt J A Hawkins, Lt MJ Ross, 2Lt MH Devlin, 2Lt WPB Brady.
Middle Row L to R: Capt PJ Rodgers ED, Capt LB Shannon, Capt JM Spiers, Fr PMM Carmody, Capt PJ Burtt, Lt MJ Dudman, Capt WJD Meldrum, 2Lt DA Dawe, Lt LF Partner, Lt JW Litchfield, 2Lt JD Collinson, 2Lt DB Slocombe, Capt MJ Hall, Lt AL Gadsby.
Front Row L. to R: Capt JP Brosnahan, Maj J Brooke, Maj NE McLeod, Maj WG Pike, Maj RH Smith, Maj MR Kennedy, Lt Col LA Pearce, MBE, Capt TB Butson, Maj IB Bennett, Maj R Stanley-Harris, Maj RH Manson, Maj KE Ussher, Capt JRM Barker, Capt TG Martin.
Inset. Lt RV Richards, Ch IV CI W Vercoe.Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt W …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter James AWMM
  • Surname
    Rodgers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 30900 AWMM
    • Malaya 30900 AWMM
    • Jayforce 30900 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Box 145, Nelson AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM P.O. Box 145, Nelson AWMM
    • Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM P.O. Box 145, Nelson AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. W.J. Rodgers, Wakefield St., Westport (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. W.J. Rodgers, Wakefield St., Westport (f) AWMM
    • Jayforce Mr. W.J. Rodgers, Wakefield St., Westport (f) AWMM
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    • WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.409 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.409
      NelsonTasman 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.409
    • WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.181 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.181
      NelsonTasman 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.181
    • Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.114 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.114
      NelsonTasman 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.114
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  • Photo of Capt P.J. Rodgers in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1962). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 June 1979 Cemetery Record
    Age 61 AWMM
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    Makara Cemetery, Makara, Wellington AWMM Plot 6/C, Soldiers Section AWMM
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Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.409 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.181 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.114 AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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